If you have picky eaters in your family (read – little kids with quirky food preferences), but you still want to maintain a healthy meal plan that includes all the good nutrients, life can be a little hard.

These applesauce pancakes, made with buckwheat flour, which is naturally gluten-free, have no eggs and if you use a dairy-free milk, they will also be vegan as well as gluten free.

It’s a great way to sneak a good amount of healthy fiber and a serving of fruit into a breakfast. These can be served with a regular maple sauce or any sweet topping of your choice and your picky eaters will still love them.

Those puppies are also pretty easy to make. You basically just mix everything together and then it’s all about dolloping out and flipping. There are a few tricks however, to help making your batter better.

First, if you want everything extra smooth and fluffy, provided that there are no eggs to act as a binding agent, try making the batter the night before. This way the grains will absorb enough liquid and rise very well. 

Beating egg yolks and whites separately is also a great way to increase the fluffiness level.

And apple sauce adds a lot of natural sweetness so you won’t have to use more sugar than absolutely necessary. I actually love not putting any sugar into the batter at all, only using sweet toppings. Not that your kids might appreciate it, but you can always try.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Just follow the instructions below to cook an amazing and healthy breakfast.